Sunday, 25 March 2018

A Child's Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country Book By Jabari Asim

I saw this Child's Introduction to African American History book in February for Black History Month, but then couldn't find it, but I've found it again today and wanted to create a post on it.


The book by Jabari Asim explores the story of African Americans from the slave trade, the American Revolution, and the Civil War to the Tuskegee experiments, the Civil Rights movement, and the election of Barack Obama. A history that is all our history.


You’ll follow the road to freedom beginning with the slave trade and the middle passage through the abolitionist movement and the Civil War where many African Americans fought as soldiers. You’ll learn how slave songs often contained hidden messages and how a 15-year-old Jamaican-born young man named Clive Campbell helped to create hip-hop in the early 1970’s.


You’ll experience the passionate speeches, marches, and movements of the Civil Rights era along with and the sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, and many others.


Along the way there are dozens of profiles of political trailblazers like Shirley Chisholm, the first black women elected to Congress in 1968; dominants athletes like Tiger Woods who, in 1995, was only the second African American to play in a Master’s Golf Tournament which he went on to win in 1997; popular musicians like Miles Davis, one the most influential artists of the twentieth century; and inspiring writers like Toni Morrison, the first African American to win the Nobel Prize in literature.

It's an accessible children's book that brings history to life with recipes and craft ideas.

A Child's Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country Book By Jabari Asim.

$19.99 at Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.


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